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The Republic: Plato Gerald Jones

The Republic: Plato By Gerald Jones

The Republic: Plato by Gerald Jones

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An accessible, student-centred guide to the set text The Republic and Plato's wider political philosophy.

The Republic: Plato Summary

The Republic: Plato by Gerald Jones

This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to Plato's Republic which is a set text for AQA AS Philosophy.

Through lucid explanation, careful use of modern examples and engaging activities it leads students towards deeper understanding of Plato's arguments and the wider philosophical implications of his ideas.

Key features include:

- a biographical introduction setting The Republic in its historical context

- a step-by-step guide through the text of The Republic including key quotes

- tasks and activities to stimulate thought and help readers understand and evaluate Plato's philosophy

- a critical analysis of the philosophical implications of Plato's ideas

- end-of-chapter key point summaries covering what readers need to know to answer exam questions on The Republic

- an extensive glossary of key words and ideas

- thorough referencing to enable students to follow up key ideas and quotes in independent study

The Republic: Plato Reviews

As well as providing valuable information (which is clearly summarised in key points at the end of each chapter), the authors encourage students to consider in depth the ideas and issues raised through challenging 'experimenting with ideas' sections and regular activities. * RE News *

About Gerald Jones

The authors have been widely involved in introducing new learning methods into the field of A Level Philosophy. They have pioneered the use of games and simulations to sharpen philosophical understanding and critical thinking skills.

Jeremy Hayward is a lecturer at the University of London Institute of Education.

Daniel Cardinal is Head of Philosophy at Orpington College and teaches Philosophy at the Birkbeck Faculty of Continuing Education.

Gerald Jones is Head of Humanities at the Mary Ward Centre, London.

Table of Contents

The series Notes on the text Introduction 1 Background to Greek philosophy and Plato 2 An overview of Plato's Republic 3 Philosophers and sight lovers 4 Why philosophers should rule 5 The simile of the wild and dangerous animal 6 The simile of the sun 7 The simile of the line 8 The simile of the cave Glossary Notes Selected bibliography

Additional information

The Republic: Plato by Gerald Jones
Used - Very Good
Hodder Education
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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